In a dramatic finish, Team India beat New Zealand in the Super Over as Indian opener Rohit Sharma smashed two sixes off the last two balls in third T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
India needed 18 runs to win in the Super Over and they could score only eight runs in the first four balls before Rohit Sharma unleashed his brilliance and hit Tim Southee out of the park.
With the win, India take an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five match series, which also marks their first series win in New Zealand.
Chasing a target of 180, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson played a crucial knock of 95 runs to bring the Kiwis close to victory.
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami had the ball in the last over and with the Kiwis needing nine runs to win, he took the wickets of Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson to enforce a Super Over.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma played a blistering knock of 65 runs off 40 balls to help India post 179/5 in 20 overs in the third T20I against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Rohit was well supported by KL Rahul, who scored 27 runs before becoming India’s first blow with the score on 89.
During the knock, Rohit Sharma crossed the 10,000 international runs mark as an opener.
Skipper Virat Kohli scored 38 valuable runs as he surpassed MS Dhoni on the list of international players with the most runs while leading a team.
All-rounder Shivam Dube was promoted to number three but could not make use of the opportunity as he could only manage 3 runs in 8 balls.
Manish Pandey (14 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (10 not out) pushed the score past 170 but India fell short of a 200-score the openers had set up.
For New Zealand, Hamish Bennett picked three wickets but was also very expensive as he gave away 54 runs in his four overs.
Brief Scores: India 179/5 (Rohit Sharma 65, Hamish Bennett 3/54), New Zealand 179/6 (Kane Williamson 95, Shami 2/31)
Super Over: New Zealand 17/0, India 20/0